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October 12, 2017 11:56 AM
Stephen Paea: Decides to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) told Cowboys coaches Wednesday he would retire from professional football, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Paea has been dealing with this nagging knee injury for weeks, but he only missed the Cowboys' past game against the Packers. With the injury apparently impacting Paea's desire to play, the veteran defensive tackle will call it quits after a solid seven-year career that also included stops in Chicago, Washington and Cleveland. David Irving, Maliek Collins and Brian Price are now the remaining defensive tackles on the Cowboys' roster.

October 9, 2017 04:24 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Will sit Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Paea didn't practice for the second consecutive week and won't attempt to play through the injury against the Packers. David Irving, who will make his season debut after completing a suspension, and former Packer Brian Price will likely be on tap for increased snaps in Paea's stead Sunday.

October 6, 2017 06:08 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Paea did not practice for the second consecutive week, although he did still play 29 of 69 defensive snaps against the Rams last Sunday. Things reportedly aren't as optimistic for the veteran defensive tackle this week, but he is still likely to be a game-day decision.

October 1, 2017 12:32 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Paea played through his knee injury last week and is doing so once again. He isn't expected to be limited and should see his typical workload.

September 26, 2017 09:24 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Active Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Cardinals, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Paea did not practice this week and was listed as questionable, but it appears the Cowboys were just being cautious. The veteran defensive tackle played 46 of 77 defensive snaps in Week 2 and is likely looking at a similar workload Monday.

September 21, 2017 03:20 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Dealing with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Todd Archer of reports.

Paea's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, as it is a lingering problem that the team keeps a close eye on. It looks like the Cowboys are just taking precautionary measures with the defensive tackle and Paea likely won't miss any time as a result.

August 22, 2017 10:12 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Starts in Saturday's preseason contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) started at defensive tackle during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

Paea played 12 defensive snaps and didn't record a tackle. The veteran had been dealing with a nagging knee injury, but could earn a starting role to open the regular season with Cedric Thornton still recovering from a hamstring issue.

August 15, 2017 06:20 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Expects to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea (knee) expects to play in Saturday's preseason tilt with the Colts, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Paea looks to be nearing a full return following a knee injury that has been plaguing him for months, assuming he avoids any setbacks.

May 25, 2017 06:44 PM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea sat out Wednesday's OTAs due to a knee injury, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Paea signed with Dallas in the offseason and is expected to start at defensive tackle for the team. The extent of his knee issue isn't yet known, but the Cowboys haven't provided any indication that it's a serious concern.

March 11, 2017 09:28 AM
Cowboys' Stephen Paea: Signs with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea signed with the Cowboys on Friday, Rob Phillips of reports. Terms were not disclosed.

He has experience with Rod Marinelli's defensive scheme from their time together in Chicago, and Paea will take Terrell McClain's spot in the Dallas defensive line rotation. The 28-year-old recorded 12 tackles and a half-sack in 13 games for the Browns in 2016.

September 2, 2016 12:58 PM
Browns' Stephen Paea: Signs with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea announced on his Twitter account Friday that he signed with the Browns.

Paea was recently cut by the Redskins Tuesday, but will now add solid depth to a injury-riddled defensive line in Cleveland. His most productive season was in Chicago in 2014, where he recorded 33 tackles and six sacks on the year.

August 30, 2016 01:54 PM
Stephen Paea: Cut by Redskins on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paea was cut by Washington on Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Factoring in the 53-man roster deadline and Washington's deep front seven, this move becomes abundantly clear. Paea has shown some flashes of potential, however, and could land with another team prior to the start of the season.

June 1, 2015 03:41 PM
Redskins, Stephen Paea agree to four-year deal
by R.J. White |

The Redskins have agreed to a four-year deal with defensive tackle Stephen Paea, reports.

Paea is slated to make more than $5 million per year as part of the deal. He said Monday he was set to join the Redskins after recording a career-high six sacks with the Bears in 2014.

June 1, 2015 03:43 PM
DT Stephen Paea says he's headed to Redskins
by Larry Hartstein |

Free agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea said he'll sign with the Redskins, reports Paea started 40 games for the Bears over the past four seasons and registered 31 quarterback hurries and six sacks last year.

June 1, 2015 03:43 PM
Report: Redskins 'closing in' on deal with DT Stephen Paea
by Larry Hartstein |

The Redskins are "closing in" on a four-year deal with free agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea, who's spent his entire four-year career with the Bears, reports Paea, 26, had six sacks, two forced fumbles and 33 tackles while playing in every game last season.

June 2, 2015 06:01 AM
Bears relatively healthy heading into Week 7 against Miami
by Igor Mello |

The Bears have ruled linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) and defensive back Chris Conte (shoulder) out for Week 7 at home against Miami. Linebacker Jon Bostic, who is nursing a back injury, was the only player listed as questionable on the injury report for Chicago.

The following players have been ruled probable for Sunday: Tackle Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), running back Matt Forte (not injury related), linebacker Shea McClellin (hand), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadricep, knee), tackle Jordan Mills (foot), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (not injury related) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck).

June 2, 2015 04:26 PM
Bears clear three injured defensive players Week 13
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Bears cornerback Derrick Martin (hamstring), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) were all cleared to play Week 13 at Minnesota. All three players were questionable.

June 2, 2015 04:29 PM
Three Bears questionable Week 13
by Chris Cwik |

Bears DT Jay Ratliff, DT Stephen Paea and S Major Wright are questionable Week 13 against the Vikings.

Ratliff has not played all season due to a groin injury. Paea missed last week with a toe issue. Wright injured his hamstring during Friday's practice, and will be a game-time decision.

June 2, 2015 04:37 PM
No surprises for Bears with release of inactives
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Bears inactive list for Week 12 against the Rams features no surprises Sunday, as the team's key injured players had already been ruled out prior to kickoff.

Quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) headlines the list, and is joined on the offensive side of the ball by tackles Jonathan Scott and James Browns. On defense, defensive end Cornelius Washington is a healthy scratch, while defensive linemen Jay Ratliff (groin) and Stephen Paea (toe), as well as linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) were all sidelined by injuries. 

June 2, 2015 04:39 PM
Two Bears ruled out
by Chris Cwik |

Bears DT Stephen Paea and DT Jay Ratliff are listed as out against the Rams Week 12.

Paea has been dealing with a toe injury, and has not been able to practice this week. Ratliff continues to be out due to a knee injury.


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